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20 Motivational Quotes That'll Get You Off the Couch and Achieving Your Goals

20 Motivational Quotes That'll Get You Off the Couch and Achieving Your Goals 20 Motivational Quotes That'll Get You Off the Couch and Achieving Your Goals

When life gets overwhelming, sometimes your first instinct is to curl up on the couch and put your goals off until tomorrow. While there are many gr8 ways to get out of a rut, one of our tried and true methods is scrolling through inspiring quotes.

Turns out, motivational quotes do more than look cool on your Pinterest board. The power of language can have amazing motivational effects, including altering our thinking to help us conquer something we want to change.

We rounded up our 20 favorite quotes that will help you tackle whatever comes your way, so sit back, play “Eye Of The Tiger” on repeat, and get ready to go!


 Can’t seem to really get those creative juices flowing? It’s time to go into overdrive.


"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." - Amelia Earhart

“It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” - Anne LaMott

"Dreams are lovely, but they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change." - Shonda Rhimes

"Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King

“There are so many people that use ‘following your dreams’ as an excuse to not work. When in reality, following your dreams successfully is nothing but work.” - Brandon Stanton


Fear is often the biggest reason people don’t achieve gr8ness. But that’s no longer an excuse!


“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” - Elizabeth Gilbert

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” - Nelson Mandela

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you can’t have both.” - Brene Brown

"I don't go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head."- Princess Diana

“Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.” - Emma Donoghue



You can’t get where you want to go unless you treat yourself well in the process.


"I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become." - Oprah Winfrey

“Be you, love you. All ways, always.” - Alexandra Elle

“Appreciate the process: you can gain or learn something from every experience (even the bad ones!) in life.” - Erica Liu Williams

“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” - Caroline Myss

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” - Steve Jobs


It wouldn’t be a gr8nola post without a little reminder to make your health a priority.


“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.” - Hippocrates

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” - Yoko Ono

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” - Mandy Hale

“In the end, if we don’t take care of ourselves, if we don’t stop being burned out ourselves, we will keep burning out the planet. Personal sustainability is connected to planetary sustainability.” - Arianna Huffington

"A healthy outside starts from the inside." - Robert Urich

Your turn: What quotes are inspiring you to chase gr8ness? Let us know.

Written By:

Erica Liu Williams